Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
It must be the philosopher in me, but I can't help asking about the ontological status of a hologram produced inside a virtual world like Second Life. Never mind questions like 'is it real?' or not - can it even be said to 'exist'? What is existence, if that exists? Could you get away with criticizing it because the hologram "doesn't look real?" What would that even mean?

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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